Last weekend’s show saw 55 entrants entering a range of 83 classes including the usual vegetable and floral classes, a range of produce categories, photography and handicraft and finally especially for the 70th Anniversary show a special class for a pot planted to celebrate the event.
The quality of entries was good with the judges often struggling to decide between 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Most classes had entries although it would be wonderful to see more entries to make the competition that bit more interesting and lively.
Visitors to the show not only had the entertainment of seeing the entries and pondering the judges’ decisions but also the opportunity to buy produce, plants, ice cream and see the wonderful willow sculptures of Victoria Westaway.
A number of trophys and cups were awarded at the end of the show. Some for individual classes and some where the competitor had accumulated a sufficient number of points. The trophies were awarded as follows:
|RHS BANKSIAN MEDAL||Mr R. INCE|
|NVS MEDAL + CERTIFICATE||SARA-JANE ARDEN|
|THE MILNE CUP WCHS 1-29||Mrs SHIRLEY STEARN|
|JIM TUDGE MEMORIAL TROPHY WCHS 30-53||SARA-JANE ARDEN|
|SILVER CUP CLASSES 1-54||Mr C.J. LANE|
|SILVER CUP 1-54 WC RESIDENT NOT MEMBER||Mr C.J. LANE|
|PERCY PICTON MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR CLEMATIS||DAVID & DIANE HODGSON|
|OLD COURT NURSERIES ROSE BOWL FOR PERENNIALS||CYNTHIA BUSSEY|
|ELMS CUP FOR SWEET PEAS||Mr C. INCE|
|HELEN PICTON TANKARD FOR VIOLA’S/PANSIES||DAVID COLLINS|
|FLORAL ART SILVER CUP||CYNTHIA BUSSEY|
|ROSE BISHOP MEMORIAL PLATE FOR DUNDEE CAKE||MRS SHIRLEY STEARN|
|COOKERY SILVER CUP||MARGARET WHITE|
|HANDICRAFT SILVER CUP||BEN JOHNSTONE|
|JUNIOR CUP 7 AND UNDER||WILLIAM VESSEY|
and the special 70th Anniversary prize for the celebratory planted pot went to Helena Illingworth for her lovely herb planted cup and saucer.
The Committee would like to thank all those who helped, who entered the various classes and who came to support the Society. We would love more of you to take part whether you are a member or not so please do consider having a go in 2014.
I would like to thank Tim Wright for supplying the photographs with the exception of the four vegetable ones – he was a wonderful show photographer